Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goodbye August

         August has flown by quickly and I do not feel like I have had one minute to enjoy the all too short summer season.  But I do feel like I have accomplished much.  I am very well settled in my new home, boxes are all unpacked, getting pictures on the wall, and feeling content.  I just finished 2 more online college classes and waiting for grades, starting my next 2 classes next week.  Giving some thought to something, actually I have decided to do it.  The town I am living in has a townwide garage sale every September.  I remember doing it about 20 years ago.  I have lived here before when my kids were very little.  I have decided to sign up for a table and now I have just a bit under 2 weeks to make up a bunch of small inexpensive things, maybe bracelets and keychains.  I think I will put my Etsy shop in vacation mode for that weekend and take all the items from the shop.  Should be a fun weekend if it does not rain.  But I better go pick up my beading needles.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Meet my neighbors

As you know, I have been in the process of moving.  I finally got myself settled into my new home last week , got unpacked and a good start on getting things where I want them.  I have already gotten into the habit of taking my coffee in the morning and heading for the back porch to enjoy what little bit of summer we have left.  This picture is what I sit and watch each morning with my coffee.  I live right next door to a large cattle farm and there are literally 35 to 40 cows on the other side of my driveway when I get up.  I must admit that I am having great fun with it. 
The irony here is I have spent the last 20 years of my life living right in the middle of downtown of my city.  I have lived less than a 5 minutes walk away from the market, the bank, the library the park and have spent my summers enjoying the hustle and bustle of a town full of tourists coming in to spend their money at the harness track.
Now here I am.  Absolutely nothing within walking distance.  I have to learn to shop for at least 2 weeks at a time, arrange rides to do my banking and bill paying and instead of the hustle and bustle of tourists I am listening to birds and crickets and gentle mooing.
This may be the best thing I have done for myself in a long, long time once I am used to the change in how I take care of the things mentioned above.  I may get to concentrate better on my school work. I may be able to create more and better pieces, course that depends on how I can get those last minute supplies that I don't like to bulk order but yes, I am now a country girl.  We shall see how it goes.